Slack updated for Windows phones, adds threaded messaging support

On the heels of Viber's big update for the platform, the popular collaborative tool Slack is getting a highly requested feature on it's Windows phone app.

The company has added a threaded messaging feature to its app, something its users have been asking for. It has faced stiff competition from Microsoft Teams, an in-house workspace for Office 365 users, which released in November last year offering threaded conversations since day one.

Slack's founder had an interesting reaction to its new competition, publishing a full-page ad on the New York Times welcoming its challenger. But the company has been picking up its slack, recently launching its desktop app on the Windows Store using Project Centennial. While the app stayed in beta on Windows phones for over a year, this update came only days after it arrived on other platforms.

The changelog for the feature update is:


  • Support for our new Threads. Did we mention we have threads now? We have threads now. They're rolling out over the next week, so if you don't have them yet, you soon will.


  • The experience had some visual wrinkles here and there so we ironed them. Everything is so smooth now.
  • There were a couple of issues with the delivery of push notifications. Now they'll show up as expected: Fresh and hot.

Along with the much-awaited feature, it also brought a couple of fixes that make notifications more reliable and "irons out some visual wrinkles". It is still rolling out for users and will be available over the next week. Download the new update here.

Source: Windows Central

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